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A guide to living in Downcity Providence.

DECEMBER 2011 NEWSLETTER Inside this issue:

Bank of America City Center


New Restaurants Downtown


What’s Happening in the City


Providence City Hall Tree Lighting


Floor plan of the Month


Free Holiday Parking


Downtown Goes Red for National AIDS Day



A photo taken by a Resident from 25th floor

2011 Holiday Season

Call Meredyth Church or Bob Walsh today for more information or to schedule a private tour: 401 598 8282

The Staff from The Residences wishes you a very Happy Holiday Season! 1

BANK OF AMERICA CITY CENTER IS OPEN The 14,000-square-foot skating rink is twice the size of Rockefeller Plaza’s ice rink in New York City! Public Skating Schedule 2011 / 2012 Season November 24th, 2011 – March 18th, 2012 Monday - Friday 10am to 10pm Saturday and Sunday 11am to 10pm Public Skating Pricing Adults $6.00 and Children (12 and under) $3.00

NEW RESTAURANTS DOWNTOWN Bar Louie: Self-described as a “casually cool neighborhood restaurant,” Bar Louie started 21 years ago in Chicago. Amanda Resten, New England marketing manager, describes the menu as American-style with “a little of everything” from tilapia to burgers. There is a section of the menu devoted to sandwiches which are large enough for a meal. 1 Union Station


The Dorrance: Formally the Federal Reserve, this Historic space is newly renovated and located on the corner of Westminster & Dorrance Streets in Downtown Providence. Offering 3 Course Pre-Fixe Lunch, Lounge Evenings and power packed snacks. Also available for weddings, special events and private functions. 60 Dorrance Street


Flan Y Ajo: Located on 225a Westminster Street, Flan Y Ajo brings together the spirit of innovation and bonhomie with a menu that celebrates Spanish flavor and history. The first collaborative project of Siobhan Maria Etxeberría and Diego Luis Perez, Flan y Ajo offers an imaginative menu of tapas that honors Spain’s flavors and preparations. Flan y Ajo is a BYOB restaurant. 225 Westminster Street 2


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE CITY! Dunkin Donuts Center— 1. Disney on Ice: Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey —December 28-January 31, 2012

Providence Performing Arts Center - 1. 2. 3. 4.

Holiday Pops —December 2, 2011 Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer —December 3, 2011 The Nutcracker —December 9-10, 2011 Cirque Dreams, Holidaze —December 13-17, 2011

Rhode Island Convention Center— 1. RISD Alumni Art Sale —December 3, 2011 2. Downtown Jingle 5k and Elves Kids 1k —December 4, 2011 3. Canine Pet Expo & AKC Dog Show —December 8-11, 2011

PROVIDENCE CITY HALL TREE LIGHTING December 03, 2011 Location: Bank of America City Center Address: Two Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI 02903 Venue: Bank of America City Center Bring the whole family and kick off the holiday season at Providence's Annual Tree Lighting in downtown Providence. Music and refreshments will add to the festive atmosphere.

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FLOOR PLAN OF THE MONTH Residence 2401, B1 New Release!!! A beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1416 square foot Residence featuring an open kitchen, dining and living room. A gorgeous master bedroom suite with dramatic views of the Rhode Island State House.

Actual photo taken in a B1 Residence

Priced at $569,900

PROVIDENCE OFFERS FREE 2 HOUR PARKING Providence shoppers can park for FREE for up to 2 hours at meters citywide. The holiday program is in place from 10am-6pm, Monday - Saturday until Sunday, January 1. All meters in downtown Providence are included from Steeple Street, west to Route 95; 95 south to 195; 195 east to Point Street; Point Street to Wickenden Street; north on South Main to North Main Street at Steeple Street. Metered parking is also free in other commercial districts throughout the city: Broad Street, Atwells, North Main Street, Olneyville Square, South Main Street, Wayland Square, Hope Street, Wickenden/Ives, and Thayer Street. Visit for more information. 5

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PROVIDENCE GOES RED IN OBSERVACE OF WORLD AIDS DAY The Residences Providence will join buildings in cities across America illuminating our tower in red as part of (RED), a global initiative to raise awareness in the fight against AIDS. Mayor Angel Taveras invites you to join him for a special World AIDS Day observance: Thursday, December 1 at 6PM On the 18th floor of the Providence Biltmore Hotel. The ceremony will include the First Lady of Rhode Island Stephanie Chafee, a guitar soloist, musical groups, poetry reading and remarks from various community leaders and doctors including representatives from AIDS Care Ocean State, AIDS Project RI, AIDS Task Force of Jewish Alliance, RI Department of Health, Miriam Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center. 6

A view from the 33rd story of the Residences Tower illuminated in red.

2011 HOLIDAY SEASON AT THE RESIDENCES Save the Date! Our 4th annual Holiday Party is scheduled for Wednesday December 14th starting at 6pm. Formal invitations coming soon! Holiday Decorations Holiday decorations will be going up in The Residences Lobby on the week of December 5th. Donation Box There will be a donation box for Crossroads RI in the mailroom of the Lobby for the month of December. Crossroads Rhode Island, formerly Travelers Aid of Rhode Island, has been providing help to the needy in Rhode Island since 1894. Crossroads provides care to homeless families, women and men in Rhode Island. Donations of the following items would be greatly appreciated: • • • • • •

Summer items such as new flip flops and sunscreen for women and children Non-perishable food items Personal care items (such as travel size shampoo, soap, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, hand sanitizer) Large men's and women's sweatpants and sweatshirts New socks and underwear for children and adults Basic art supplies

Call Kelly Lee for more information or to find out more about Crossroads Rhode Island. (401) 598-8282 7

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The Residences Providences December 2011 Newsletter  

A guide to living in downcity Providence